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Augustine of Hippo

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Biography - Augustine of Hippo:

Christian theologian and philosopher.
Born: 354 - Died: 430
Period:
5th century
4th century
Place of birth: Algeria
Algeria

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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions




Translation  

Translation

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French
C'est une impropriété de dire, il y a trois temps, le passé, le présent et le futur. Il serait sans doute plus juste de dire ; il y a trois temps ; le présent du passé, le présent du présent, le présent du futur.”
Augustin d'Hippone - Confessions

German
Eigentlich kann man gar nicht sagen: Es gibt drei Zeiten, die Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft, genau würde man vielleicht sagen müssen: Es gibt drei Zeiten, eine Gegenwart in Hinsicht auf die Gegenwart, eine Gegenwart in Hinsicht auf die Vergangenheit und eine Gegenwart in Hinsicht auf die Zukunft.”
Augustinus von Hippo - Confessiones (Bekenntnisse)




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What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha

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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Albert Einstein

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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
Alan Watts

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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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The present is big with the future; the future could be read in the past; the distant is expressed in the near.”
Gottfried Leibniz

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The time present of things past is memory; the time present of things present is direct experience; the time present of things future is expectation.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions




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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”
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Time is a great master; it regulates things well.”
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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.”
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It takes a long time to become young.”
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Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.”
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
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Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus
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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.”
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
Augustine of Hippo
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Love, and do what you will.”
Augustine of Hippo - Homilies on the First Epistle of John
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Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
Augustine of Hippo
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Custom is second nature.”
Augustine of Hippo
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What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions
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The time present of things past is memory; the time present of things present is direct experience; the time present of things future is expectation.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions
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